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What is a Double Incision Mastectomy?

Double Incision Mastectomy - Top SurgeryThe double incision mastectomy is designed for persons with larger or overhanging breasts.

During the surgery there are two horizontal incisions, one below the breast and the other higher than the nipple. These are joined to create one scar on each side of the chest.

The areola/nipple complex is resized, removed and then grafted onto the chest in the desired position. They are protected with surgical sponges for at least 8 days.

The incisions are covered with surgical tape and can be washed with soap and water as usual. In fact, the whole chest...

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What is a keyhole mastectomy?

Keyhole Mastectomy - Top SurgeryThe keyhole or periareolar mastectomy is best for those with small breasts with limited or no overhang.

During this surgery the breast is removed through a small incision at the bottom of the areola. The nipple itself is left intact.

To allow the skin to contour to the chest, drains are inserted and brought out under each arm to collect any fluid that may want to accumulate under the empty skin. The drains maybe left in anywhere from two days to a week. During this time you may shower as usual. We recommend using a lanyard to hold the drains during your shower.

A surgical binder and dressings are applied. These may be changed periodically or adjusted for comfort. In three weeks you will be binder...

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Double Incision Mastectomy

What is a Double Incision Mastectomy?

doublu-incisionThe double incision mastectomy is designed for persons with larger or overhanging breasts.

During the surgery there are two horizontal incisions, one below the breast and the other higher than the nipple. These are joined to create one scar on each side of the chest.

The areola/nipple complex is resized, removed and then grafted onto the chest in the desired position. They are protected with surgical sponges for at least 8 days.

The incisions are covered with surgical tape and can be washed with soap and water as usual. In fact, the whole chest...

Read More

Periareolar (Keyhole Incision)

What is a keyhole mastectomy?

doublu-incisionThe keyhole or periareolar mastectomy is best for those with small breasts with limited or no overhang.

During this surgery the breast is removed through a small incision at the bottom of the areola. The nipple itself is left intact.

To allow the skin to contour to the chest, drains are inserted and brought out under each arm to collect any fluid that may want to accumulate under the empty skin. The drains maybe left in anywhere from two days to a week. During this time you may shower as usual. We recommend using a lanyard to hold the drains during your shower.

A surgical binder and dressings are applied. These may be changed periodically or adjusted for comfort. In three weeks you will be binder...

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